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ATSM: Urogynaecology and vaginal surgery

The urogynaecology and vaginal surgery ATSM will provide you with the clinical foundation for managing women with pelvic floor disorders and future development of an interest in urogynaecology. It’s designed for trainees who want to practise urogynaecology as part of a generalist job.

The GMC has approved the optional laparoscopic Urogynaecology module (Word document 174kb) for trainees undertaking the Urogynaecology and vaginal surgery ATSM which takes effect from February 2018. This optional module should be integrated into the ATSM delivery on an optional basis where the opportunity exists and this form of surgery is integral to patient service provision in the units that it is offered. The optional LU module for the ATSM can only be undertaken either concurrently with the UGVS ATSM or after completion of the ATSM. It is not possible to undertake the module as a standalone module with the exception of already accredited subspecialists in UG or those who have completed the UGVS ATSM but did not have the option of undertaking the module.

If you do not progress in the optional module this will not affect the completion of the Urogynaecology and vaginal surgery ATSM. However, before registering for the module, please discuss with your trainer your aptitude for laparoscopic surgery



This ATSM has a work intensity score of 2.0.

Conferences and courses

Clinical guidelines


Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs)

For guidance on how WPBAs work, please go to the workplace-based assessments page.


You have to be competent in the below (click on each bullet point for full details):


Log of experience

The log of experience is designed to help you monitor your clinical experience and record your training. You don’t need to submit this log to the RCOG, but your School may want to see evidence of your experience. You can develop your own spreadsheet if you prefer.

Keep this log of experience in your Training ePortfolio. Record your training in as much detail as possible, for your own benefit as well as for your ATSM Preceptor and deanery.


Find out more

If you need any help or advice, please email the Trainees’ Coordinator or call +44 20 7772 6348.


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